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Disbursement Guidelines and Handbook

Available in: 中文, русский

The Disbursement Guidelines, first issued in September 2005, apply to all loans, credits and grants that are using simplified legal documentation. In general, the simplified legal documentation applies to all operations for which the Project Concept Note was issued after July 1, 2005.

  Disbursement Guidelines, May 2006 (English)

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Note: The documents below are translations of the World Bank Disbursement Guidelines for Projects, dated May 1, 2006.  The translation is provided as a service to interested parties. The original English version of this document remains the sole official version.  In case of any discrepancies between the English and translated version, the original document in English shall govern.

The Disbursement Handbook for World Bank Clients was revised in 2006 and is currently available in English, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. The Handbook is being translated into French and will be posted as soon as it is available.

  Disbursement Handbook for World Bank Clients (English)

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The below supplement to the Disbursement Handbook was issued on April 8, 2013. It covers modifications to Bank policies and procedures including those related to the investment lending reforms approved by the World Bank's Board in November 2012.

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